Hatchoo! Sniff, sniff! Like it or not, cold season is here!
The fact that so many others experience the common illness does not make you feel any better. And though you’d love to hear about a cold cure, scientists insist there is none as yet.
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So, what can you do to make yourself more comfortable when the cold viruses strike?
Doctors quote numerous sources that suggest treatment can combat the aches, pains and unpleasant symptoms.
Ten Home Cold-Fighting Tips
- Get plenty of rest
Sleep and rest helps your body heal. It also puts you in a better mood which helps you manage cold stress.
- Drink lots of fluids
Avoid dehydration and release congestion by imbibing plenty of water, juice, tea, clear soup or a hot lemon and honey drinks.
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3. Take over-the-counter pain medicine
Adults can take Tylenol, Advil, aspirin and other common pain
meds to reduce pain. Follow your pediatrician’s advice for infants
4. Use a cool mist vaporizer or a humidifier
Moisturizing your home’s air may relieve congestion.
5. Don’t sniff
Sniffing in only exacerbates the congestion. Instead of sniffing,
blow your nose the right way by pressing over a nostril and
softly blowing through the other nostril.
Spurt a saline spray or home-made salt water solution into both
nostrils to ease congestion.
7. Gargle with Salt Solution
Use a warm solution of salt and water to moisturize your throat.
8. Apply a menthol balm
Dot a little menthol balm under your nostrils to help with
9. Apply a hot compress
Applying a hot damp washcloth onto your sinuses will ease
10. Sleep with more than one pillow
Elevating your head should assist in relieving nasal congestion.
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Summary: As part of its ongoing blog series, PRIME Insurance Agency presents this informative article on home cold-treatment that will keep the sniffles, sneezes and shivers at bay.